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Entries in Internal Revenue Service (9)

Wednesday
May312017

Selva Ozelli: IRS joins fight against corruption in offset trade deals

Bill Steinman recently wrote a post for the FCPA Blog about compliance risks in offset obligations. I'd like to continue that discussion, this time with some information about international cooperation to clean up offset transactions, and how the U.S. Internal Revenue Service is playing a role.

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Monday
Jun132016

IRS Advice Memo: Is every FCPA disgorgement punitive and not deductible?

The IRS recently released an internal Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum that said Section 162(f) of the Tax Code prohibited an FCPA defendant from deducting the disgorged amount. 

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Monday
Dec282015

Brian Mahany: Hey, our snouts are real heroes

Great lawyer and friend Martin Kenney recently published a post on the FCPA Blog asking a question that makes some folks uncomfortable. Should we pay whistleblowers for their information?

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Thursday
Sep032015

Tom Fox: IRS involvement in Garcia FCPA enforcement action signals more risks

One of the more interesting facets of the recent Vicente Eduardo Garcia Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) criminal enforcement action was the involvement in the investigation of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation.

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Friday
Jan162015

IRS whistleblower Birkenfeld wants to leave U.S., DOJ opposes early end to probation

Bradley Birkenfeld, the former Swiss banker who became an IRS whistleblower and was awarded $104 million after serving a U.S. prison sentence, wants his probation to end early so he can move back to Europe.

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Monday
Dec222014

Court OKs IRS summonses for FedEx, UPS, DHL in Sovereign Management probe

A federal judge in Manhattan Friday authorized the Internal Revenue Service to issue summonses requiring Federal Express Corporation, DHL Express, United Parcel Service, Inc. and others to produce information about U.S. taxpayers who may be using the offshore services of Sovereign Management & Legal, Ltd to evade U.S. taxes.

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Tuesday
Mar252014

Two offshore bankers and a lawyer charged with helping Americans hide assets

A DOJ and IRS sting resulted in the arrests of two Caribbean-based bankers -- an American and a Canadian -- and their Canadian lawyer for conspiracy to launder money and hide the identities and assets of U.S. taxpayers.

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Wednesday
May152013

More compliance needed in our government agencies

Here are wise words from Tuesday's post by Ellen Podgor on her White Collar Crime Prof Blog:

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Tuesday
Sep112012

Birkenfeld's Bounty Will Boost FCPA Enforcement

The news today that former jailed banker Bradley Birkenfeld will be paid $104 million by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a whistleblower may be the biggest FCPA enforcement event of the year.

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